Today I visited Duncan Miller at the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company (www.phonographcylinders.com) to record a song on wax cylinder. It was a fun afternoon, and educational too! It was also great to be able to listen to some of Duncan’s huge collection of phonograph cylinders.
What a fantastic night. Seeing Del and Adam play up close in the intimate atmosphere of the Trades Club was wonderful, and being asked to play the support for them was more than a bit special for this big Del Rey fan! Thanks to Mary at GNUF for making it happen.
On Saturday 25th October I’ll be in Norwich for the Uke East festival (www.uke-east.co.uk), where I’ll be running a fingerpicking workshop (sold out I’m afraid!) and performing along with Sophie Madeleine, The Toots, Artemiss, Liam Capper-Starr, Norwich Ukulele Society and Ben Rouse.
All profits will go to the Musical Keys charity, tickets are £16.
Really looking forward to this gig! Not only is it at my local venue, the hidden gem that is the upstairs band room at The Queen’s Head, Belper, but I’m sharing the bill with Dead Man’s Uke.
Dead Mans Uke is a stripped down ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and anything else they darn well please on resonator ukulele and double bass. We’ve played together at various uke festivals around the UK, and they always get the place swinging. They get their name from the uke that Tim plays, which used to belong to ukulele legend Tiny Tim!
And wasn’t it grand! I had such an amazing time, both performing and watching the other acts (what a line-up!) It was a real privilege to be able to perform alongside some wonderful players and great to catch up with good friends. Huge thanks to the organisers,
it was a weekend I shan’t forget in a hurry!
And tickets are already available for next year’s festival (22nd-24th May 2015). I’ll be there!
My next stop is Biddulph Ukulele Day, where I’ll be running workshops and performing alongside the fabulous Peter Moss, and the N’Ukes will be finishing it all off in style. It’d be great to see you there!